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AHRI Releases December 2019 U.S. Heating and Cooling Equipment Shipment Data

The full December 2019 Statistical Release with color graphs is available here.

Residential Storage Water Heaters

U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for December 2019 decreased 1.4 percent, to 405,648 units, down from 411,429 units shipped in December 2018. Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 3.6 percent in December 2019 to 382,958 units, up from 369,588 units shipped in December 2018.

Year-to-date U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters decreased 3.2 percent, to 4,377,001, compared to 4,521,373 shipped during that same period in 2018. Residential electric storage water heater shipments decreased 0.7 percent year-to-date, to 4,201,274 units, compared to 4,229,912 shipped during the same period in 2018.

Commercial Storage Water Heaters

Commercial gas storage water heater shipments decreased 11.1 percent in December 2019, to 7,272 units, down from 8,179 units shipped in December 2018. Commercial electric storage water heater shipments decreased 9.1 percent in December 2019, to 12,145 units, down from 13,359 units shipped in December 2018.

Year-to-date U.S. shipments of commercial gas storage water heaters decreased 6.3 percent, to 88,548 units, compared with 94,473 units shipped during the same period in 2018. Year-to-date commercial electric storage water heater shipments increased 9.2 percent, to 150,667 units, up from 137,937 units shipped during the same period in 2018.

Warm Air Furnaces

U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces for December 2019 decreased 4.3 percent, to 287,599 units, down from 300,453 units shipped in December 2018. Oil warm air furnace shipments decreased 1.3 percent, to 5,023 units in December 2019, down from 5,087 units shipped in December 2018.

Year-to-date U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces increased 0.7 percent, to 3,441,872 units, compared with 3,416,571 units shipped during the same period in 2018. Year-to-date U.S. shipments of oil warm air furnaces increased 5.9 percent, to 40,692 units, compared with 38,429 units shipped during the same period in 2018.

Central Air Conditioners and Air-Source Heat Pumps

U.S. shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 508,788 units in December 2019, up 3.4 percent from 491,986 units shipped in December 2018. U.S. shipments of air conditioners increased 3.9 percent, to 303,688 units, up from 292,320 units shipped in December 2018. U.S. shipments of air-source heat pumps increased 2.7 percent, to 205,100 units, up from 199,666 units shipped in December 2018.

Year-to-date combined shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps increased 1.6 percent, to 8,469,615, up from 8,340,262 units shipped during the same period in 2018. Year-to-date shipments of central air conditioners decreased 0.7 percent, to 5,359,775 units, down from 5,399,760 units shipped during the same period in 2018. The year-to-date total for heat pump shipments increased 5.8 percent, to 3,109,840, up from 2,940,502 units shipped during the same period in 2018.

NOTE: A shipment is defined as when a unit transfers ownership; a consignment is not a transfer of ownership. Industry data is aggregated from the information supplied by AHRI member companies that participate in the statistics program and can be subject to revision. Published year-to-date data is inclusive of all revisions. No other AHRI data (e.g., by state or region) is available to the general public other than that published. AHRI does not conduct any market forecasting and is not qualified to discuss market trends. For previous monthly shipment releases and historical data, please see http://www.ahrinet.org/statistics.

About AHRI

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is the trade association representing manufacturers of air conditioning, heating, and commercial refrigeration, and water heating equipment. An internationally recognized advocate for the industry, AHRI develops standards for and certifies the performance of many of these products. AHRI’s 300+ member companies manufacture quality, efficient, and innovative residential and commercial air conditioning, space heating, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment and components for sale in North America and around the world.

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